• KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems
    Monthly Online Journal (eISSN: 1976-7277)

A Secure Subscription-Push Service Scheme Based on Blockchain and Edge Computing for IoT

Vol. 16, No. 2, February 28, 2022
10.3837/tiis.2022.02.005, Download Paper (Free):

Abstract

As everything linking to the internet, people can subscribe to various services from a service provider to facilitate their lives through the Internet of Things (IoT). An obligatory thing for the service provider is that they should push the service data safely and timely to multiple IoT terminal devices regularly after the IoT devices accomplishing the service subscription. In order to control the service message received by the legal devices as while as keep the confidentiality of the data, the public key encryption algorithm is utilized. While the existing public encryption algorithms for push service are too complicated for IoT devices, and almost of the current subscription schemes based on push mode are relying on centralized organization which may suffer from centralized entity corruption or single point of failure. To address these issues, we design a secure subscription-push service scheme based on blockchain and edge computing in this article, which is decentralized with secure architecture for the subscription and push of service. Furthermore, inspired by broadcast encryption and multicast encryption, a new encryption algorithm is designed to manage the permissions of IoT devices together with smart contract, and to protect the confidentiality of push messages, which is suitable for IoT devices. The edge computing nodes, in the new system architecture, maintain the blockchain to ensure the impartiality and traceability of service subscriptions and push messages, meanwhile undertake some calculations for IoT devices with limited computing power. The legalities of subscription services are guaranteed by verifying subscription tags on the smart contract. Lastly, the analysis indicates that the scheme is reliable, and the proposed encryption algorithm is safe and efficient.


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Cite this article

[IEEE Style]
Y. Deng, S. Wang, Q. Zhang and D. Zhang, "A Secure Subscription-Push Service Scheme Based on Blockchain and Edge Computing for IoT," KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, vol. 16, no. 2, pp. 445-466, 2022. DOI: 10.3837/tiis.2022.02.005.

[ACM Style]
Yinjuan Deng, Shangping Wang, Qian Zhang, and Duo Zhang. 2022. A Secure Subscription-Push Service Scheme Based on Blockchain and Edge Computing for IoT. KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems, 16, 2, (2022), 445-466. DOI: 10.3837/tiis.2022.02.005.

[BibTeX Style]
@article{tiis:25302, title="A Secure Subscription-Push Service Scheme Based on Blockchain and Edge Computing for IoT", author="Yinjuan Deng and Shangping Wang and Qian Zhang and Duo Zhang and ", journal="KSII Transactions on Internet and Information Systems", DOI={10.3837/tiis.2022.02.005}, volume={16}, number={2}, year="2022", month={February}, pages={445-466}}